- the policy of a state intent on regaining areas of its original territory that have been lost to other states as a result of war, a treaty signed under duress, etc.
Origin of revanche
Related Words for revanchecomeuppance, retaliation, reprisal, revenge, compensation, vengeance, redress, reckoning, punishment, counterblow, justice, satisfaction, requital, repayment, reward, recompense, revanche
Examples from the Web for revanche
Historical Examples of revanche
You must give me my chance of a revanche to-morrow, Mr Tempest!The Sorrows of Satan
One afternoon the French gunboat Revanche received visitors.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station
H. Irving Hancock
It is not "revanche" we want, but the return of our territory.Ten Years Near the German Frontier
Maurice Francis Egan
With the young Welshman a joke might be carried to extremes, and he would only seek his revanche by a lark of like kind.The Flag of Distress
It brooded upon the Revanche, the return match with Prussia.The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind
Herbert George Wells
"revenge," 1858, from French revanche (see revanchist).